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NZB South Island Sale Sunday

NZB South Island Sale Sunday

New Zealand Bloodstock’s newly formed South Island Session of the National Yearling Sales Series will be held this Sunday 13 April with the hammer to fall on the first Lot at11am.

The South Island Sale has traditionally been a sale of two-year-olds and mixed bloodstock held in August but the South Island’s annual harvest has now become a sale of yearlings and mixed bloodstock in April.
South Island graduates have performed at the highest level in recent seasons. Talented sprinter Natuzzi (NZ) (Coats Choice) claimed back-to-back Listed Lightning Handicaps last month and was runner-up in the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap earlier in the season.

There are 150 yearlings in the main catalogue along with two entries through the supplementary catalogue. There are 54 sires represented at the Sale from both the North & South Islands along with Australian based stallions.Along with Natuzzi other notable performers include Group 2 Wellington Cup winner and dual Group 3 New Zealand Cup winner Blood Brotha (NZ) (Danzighill), Group 3 Taranaki Cup winner Capone (NZ) (Al Akbar) and Listed Shaw’s Wire Ropes Sprint winner Pizzazz (NZ) (Bertolini).

Strong representation by leading South Island sires include Natuzzi’s sire Coats Choice with 11 yearlings catalogued, leading South Island filly Include (NZ) has won two stakes races this season for her sire Gallant Guru who has seven horses entered and this year’s leading sire at the Karaka Select Sale Raise the Flagis represented by 13 yearlings including Lot 85 who is out of a half-sister to the dam of Group 1 Auckland Cup winner Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) (Yaminan Vital).

Some of the North Island’s best sires are also represented including last season’s Champion Sire in New Zealand O’Reilly who is represented by Lot 67 and Savabeel, the sire of Lot 141, a half-brother to Listed winner Dozintmateranyway (Danske).

Among the nine siblings to stakes winners is Lot 28, a half-brother to Group 1 Galaxy Handicap winner Proprietor (Belong to Me) by Sufficient, and Lot 89, a half-brother to Group 1 winner Hurrah (Bahhare) by Saperavi.

Also to be auctioned at the Sale is a weanling, two-year-olds, unraced stock, racehorses and broodmares.

For news and sales information from New Zealand Bloodstock visitwww.nzb.co.nz.

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